At least three students performing in a play at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School were taken to the hospital Tuesday night after they were hit by a falling prop.
The students were not seriously injured in the incident, which occurred at about 9:30 p.m. in the school's gym during a performance of Hairspray, said Lt. Rodney Sherrod of the Lexington police.
Battalion Chief Randy Gilliam of the Lexington Fire Department said the wooden prop weighing 20 to 25 pounds hit six students.
Two students who complained of neck and back pain were taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital, one was taken to a local hospital by a parent before emergency workers arrived, and two others were checked out at the scene and released to their parents, Gilliam said.
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Tuesday was opening night. The show is scheduled to run through Sunday.
Lisa Deffendall, spokeswoman for the Fayette County Public Schools, said the school system's risk management team would assess the situation on Wednesday and make recommendations before any additional performances will be held.